Manchester United vs. Bournemouth

Manchester United vs. Bournemouth Preview – Prediction, Team news, Lineups

Manchester United and Bournemouth clash at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, both aiming to build on their recent Premier League victories.

Match Preview

Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United secured a crucial 2-1 win against Chelsea after suffering defeats against Galatasaray and Newcastle United.

Scott McTominay’s brace rescued United from Bruno Fernandes’s missed penalty, helping them climb to sixth in the Premier League standings.

Bournemouth arrives at Old Trafford following a 2-0 win against Crystal Palace. Despite a poor outing against Manchester City, Andoni Iraola’s side has earned 10 points from their last 12 available.

Historically, United has a formidable home record against Bournemouth, having never lost in their last 10 meetings at Old Trafford.

However, Bournemouth has improved against top sides lately, securing victories against Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, and Newcastle United.

Manchester United Premier League form: L W W W L W

Manchester United form (all competitions): L W W D L W

Bournemouth Premier League form: W L W W D W

Bournemouth form (all competitions): L L W W D W

Team News:

Manchester United will be missing Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, and Jadon Sancho due to injuries.

Mason Mount remains a doubt, while Raphael Varane’s involvement will depend on his recovery from a sore back.

Amad Diallo has returned to training after a knee injury, potentially making the matchday squad. Marcus Rashford could return to the starting lineup, challenging Antony or Alejandro Garnacho’s place.

For Bournemouth, Lloyd Kelly, Tyler Adams, Max Aarons, Alex Scott, Ryan Fredericks, Emiliano Marcondes, and Darren Randolph remain sidelined.

Ryan Christie and Lewis Cook are expected to feature in midfield, with Dominic Solanke and Antoine Semenyo leading the attack.

Manchester United possible starting lineup:(4-2-3-1)

Onana;

Dalot, Maguire, Shaw, Reguilon;

McTominay, Mainoo;

Rashford, Fernandes, Garnacho;

Hojlund

Bournemouth possible starting lineup: (4-2-3-1)

Neto;

Smith, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kerkez;

Cook, Christie;

Semenyo, Kluivert, Tavernier;

Solanke

Prediction: Manchester United 2-1 Bournemouth

Despite Bournemouth’s recent good form, Manchester United’s home advantage and historical dominance in this fixture suggest a close contest.

United’s determination to push for a top-four spot could see them narrowly clinch victory at Old Trafford.

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